Are you enjoying the sunshine this weekend?
I took this photo a couple of weeks ago while I was at The Retreat. It’s the view from my bedroom first thing in the morning and the sun was shining.
The sun is shining this morning too, I’d have watched the sunrise this morning if my window was not West facing. I was listening to the birds around 4.30 am. knowing that it would soon be morning. I’d been awake nearly all night after catching a sickness bug from my darling offspring.
Yesterday we spent lounging around in the living room with the curtains drawn and the fan on. We tried opening the patio doors but the neighbours were enjoying the sunshine with a BBQ and very loud music. I was partly jealous that they were having so much fun, partly annoyed that they didn’t shut up all day. We were sick, we wanted peace.
The kids had been up all night the night before so they were getting better by bedtime. Thankfully, they were still tired and went to bed pretty easily. Graham had gone out and I was parenting alone, and by the time they went to bed I was feeling very, very ill myself.
I was clever though. I didn’t eat much yesterday. It’s hard to find an appetite around poorly kids. So all day I’d eaten just a bowl of cereal and a piece of toast. The big kids were staying well out of the way and only came down for dinner which was a take out. The little ones hadn’t been in the kitchen all day so it was deemed a ‘safe’ area. I joined them for a while but I still didn’t feel like eating so I left them too it.
Then after retiring to bed at the same time as the kids, I’d been up all night the night before, I was ill myself.
I think the worst of it was being unable to take my medication so that meant no sleep all night for me.
This morning I am feeling rather delicate, but it will be a slow day for recovery.
And hey, we still have another day this weekend. Maybe tomorrow we will all be well and able to enjoy the sunshine. Fingers tightly crossed.
Finally, how about a sunset photo. After all, tomorrow is another day.